17 May 2010

Number 29: Find the Perfect New Set of Glasses.

Here they are! Number 29. Complete!

Oliver Peoples, Sheldrake RBR.
Inspired by Andy Warhol, this optical frame is hand-sculpted in generous acetate (plastic) and also plays well as a sunglass. The bridge is crafted with a unique keyhole shape and the frame front is detailed with small silver plaques. The visible core-wire within the temple is embossed with Oliver Peoples logo detailing and the Oliver Peoples plaque is embossed at the temple end. Colors available include sophisticated shades, such as Black, Crystal and Storm, as well as Limited Edition shades: Matte Goldwood and RBR. 

I am going to put my prescription in these glasses and use them for everyday. I've always wanted a pink set but never found the right shade, style etc. These are so glass. I think I'm going to love them for many years to come. Happy early b-day to me! This style is of my favorite decade, the 1950s. I'm currently doing a little research on our home. It is a mid-century rambler. I seem to look this era of design. 

Purchased online at eyeglass.com
Voted one of the ten best women's glasses by The Independent

See more of the 30/30 list.

Inspiration: Burning Settlers

les enfants s'ennuient le dimanche (the children are bored on sundays) from Oliver Peoples on Vimeo.

I liked these too, but my hear was set on the Sheldrake.

14 May 2010

Love Bombing

Our sociologist on staff introduced me to a great new term, "love bombing", after quoting her former teacher and my favorite author. (yes! i want to rub the book he wrote all over her, to rub off any good juices)

This time of year you can't help but be into the fields, gardens and flowers. Seed bombs! Practice acts of gardening with these seed bombs!

Throw and grow, its that simple. Thank you Visualingual.

Love bombs radiate good vibes of love. I highly recommend doing it. It is really hard to be rude, mean, nasty (if your...call me Ms. Jackson) to someone when they radiate love. Personal experience, it is better to be kind to those you dislike, disagree or down right don't like you. Turn that cheek!

Happy Weekend! I hope to be in the garden this weekend. Out of my way earthworms.


How to make Pom-Pom Fringe Curtains

Oh Martha Picking Color

Buy it at Beauideal

Paper animations make me happy!
Via: Rifle

13 May 2010

Save My Oceans!

Also check out the contest. Chance to win an pad. I've trying my best to remember the grocery sacks. i hardly ever use a plastic bottle these days. But at work we use a lot and i mean a lot of plastic silverware. This has inspired me to do a little research on our dinning utensils at work. I know there is a better way. More to come on that. Small changes right? Don't "they" say that small changes lead to big impact.

11 May 2010

so making these...

plastic rings

Dinning Room Inspiration

It's never just about design.

(I wish commercials were this great... delightful)

This is a great article: The Details That Matter by Kevin Potts. The following is a good reminder to strive to be a better designer. Very refreshing. I hope to always grow and excel here at Periscope.

Here is an exert from the article identifying the best employees have these habits:

• re-read the project brief before clarifying outstanding questions with the project manager or client

• communicate with project stakeholders to catch any mid-project scope changes—and, more importantly, understand why these changes are happening,

• challenge changes they don’t agree with, and defend their positions objectively and pragmatically,

• pass work to colleagues for a peer gut-check before a formal review,

• spell check, then reads everything again to catch the errors spell cheque doughs knot,

• read everything again for language nuances, such as consistent point of view, active voice, and parallel structure,

• study relevant market trends and understand the competition,

• suggest details that improve the piece, from adding clearer alt text to switching out images, to altering the grid in ways that allow content to breathe,

• know which battles to fight and which to avoid, and

• recognize and work on the details that help them get better at their jobs…and then go on to get better at their jobs.

07 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day


I made this just for my Mum. She lives in Florida, but we plan on having a good chat and many phone hugs. Hoping each of you have a great day with your Mums!

Let the Bidding Begin

Since my 30/30 List is ever present before me, I need a stamp holder. I remembered that Ape had one that rotated! Hence, Ebay of course!

I haven't won it yet but who knows, with a little luck I should know by the end of the day. Fingers crossed.

06 May 2010

May Flowers

Hallmark Notebook- back
Hallmark Notebook- front

VIA: Burning Settlers Cabin


The color I'm obsessed with for spring is of course, yellow. I just love it!

Some Image Sources:
Mrs. Lilien
Kitsune Wallpaper
Honeycomb Purse
Steve Mack

Ha! Last week when my sister was visiting, we dined in Uptown. I seem to blend in with the landscaping! 

Other Yellow Loves:

04 May 2010



No offense to the designer who made this bookmark possible, but it is horrible. Most Christian design is down right disappointing. Not that I'm the most amazing designer, but some of the stuff is visually unappealing. 

I've limited my T.V. time to almost nothing. I've been reading more and Mom sends this horrible bookmark to support my endeavor. I know she means well, but this kind of stuff was what she was limited to. 

Thanks Mom for the thought. You rock! But this bookmark doesn't. 

So. Design project! How quickly can I make a bookmark that is well better than this. Since I missed placed me keys this morning, I have to wait for Mark to come home from a game. I have no way in my home till then! Ugh. Seriously they are probably right in front of my eyes and I just can't find them. So to pass the time and why not work on my 30/30 list

Wow that feels better. I hope to make a series of them. Not sure if this is the final design but for tonight it is at least a start to number 18.

Why are they all dudes?

Can someone tell me in a field dominated by women, why did the one show only have dudes as judges?

This came to my attention by the Duffy & Partners blog. (Which if you don't follow... highly recommend you start.) While this judges worked hard to ensure a great show, I left wondering, what happened to the the female perspective?


The 30/30 List

The 30/30 List

Okay... here it is. Some what nervous. Committing to the list is a huge step but it will be worth the journey. There are so many more things I would like to do but where is the time, and more importantly, how could I do it all? August seems like it is around the corner. Oh I'm not the world's greatest speller, in fact, I still have to look up words when reading, and need help sounding stuff out. I am a bit dyslexic. Something I strived to overcome in grade school. I see letters as shapes first then sounds after.... I digress...

The 30/30 List Footnotes and Links:
1. Mountain of Silence book is amazing!
2. The Front Yard.
3. Where I buy most of my books these days.
4. Update second round of hellorollins.com

6. Inspiration: Photography logo & Address Stamps

8. Well it never really caught on...

10. maybe these guys?
11. great tip from ape! other markers i like.

13. I seriously need to make this happen. The coffee table.

16. Poster Offensive 5!


I hope to cross out items soon!!! Update with new scans of the old list. Hope this inspires you to start crossing off those to-dos!

30 before 30!

Making it Lovely's, Nicole Balch, has a great idea... the list... 30 before 30.

We are the same age, well almost to the month. (30 isn't scary) But I should have my own list. I love lists! I love it when you have completed one item and get to scratch it out, cross it off, use a special pen to draw a line through it.... ahhhh it feels so good.

I'm in a time of transition and well. I think I will share my list. I feel a scan coming on.

Creating a U.S. Postage Stamp

stamps via: karen horton

I started collecting stamps at a very early age. The designs and the range of different subjects captivated me as a kid. 
It would be a dream to design and help create the real deal. Can you image designing a little piece of art that not only is charming to the sender but receiver. This would be amazing. 

The process.

Eric Madsen, a local design hero,  recently honored with The AIGA's  2010 Fellow Award, is on the advisory council! I can't wait to talk with Madsen about this role. They meet twice a year and it is quiet the process to select stamps.